Abid brings a unique combination of over 20 years of political, government, private sector, health care policy, digital health and technology experience.
Abid assists health care and technology clients with their government relations and public affairs needs, providing strategic advice, public policy development, stakeholder relations and direct advocacy.
Over the past four years, Abid has advised companies, industry and professional associations, and not-for profits in areas related to health policy reforms, the introduction of innovative technologies into the health care market, increasing scopes of practice for regulated health professionals and funding of research to combat disease, among other areas. Prior to this, Abid served as a senior adviser for over five years to two Ontario Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care including as Director of Policy, playing a key role shaping the health care policy agenda of the Government of Ontario. While at the Ministry, Abid led and supported health policy initiatives, guided new and contentious legislation to passage, and supported issues management.
Leveraging his health care experience and technology knowledge, Abid served in Director level roles at eHealth Ontario, the government agency charged with implementing the province’s electronic health record system. Over a period of almost six years, Abid helped to strengthen the relationship with the technology industry, provided senior leaders with insight into technology trends and supported corporate strategic planning initiatives first as the Director of Vendor Relations and then as the Director of Strategic Solutions.
Prior to his roles in health care, Abid played a key role in technology projects at a respected financial services firm. Abid holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, where he began his political activism and campaign management in the mid-1990's.